Q. I just was letting my dog outside and I noticed his testicles are swollen and red. He is a inside dog but goes outside frequently

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A. If this is only on the skin of the scrotum, make an appointment to check this as soon as possible and to get medication prescribed by your vet. Dermatitis or skin infections on the surface of the scrotum are not uncommon and should be treated as soon as possible to reduce the risk of significant self trauma. There is also the possibility if the swelling is coming from inside the scrotum and they appear like balloons of a hernia or torsion which is a surgical emergency and must be assessed urgently

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